A land grant shows the property was settled by Jacob Dunham in 1840. Jacob Dunham was Barack Obama's great-great-great-great grandfather. He is one of 11 Obama ancestors buried in the Kempton Cemetery.
The Dunham house was actually built by Barack Obama's great uncle Riley Dunham, who was also a politician. He served in the Indiana General Assembly.
You can read more in the WISH-TV web site at http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/north_central/Man-hopes-to-preserve-Ind-home-of-Obama%27s-family.